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Obituaries from February 2011

Pauline J. Crawford (02/25/11)
Pauline J. Crawford, 64, Nevada, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. She was born Nov. 30, 1946, in Newburgh, N.Y., to Jack Decker Crose and Betty Jane White Crose. She was married to Franklin Theodore Crawford on Nov. 18, 1968, in Independence, Mo., who preceded her in death. She was later preceded in death by her companion, Larry Dean Morris, of 12 years, in 2003...
Vera Jewell Barbour (02/25/11)
Vera Jewell Barbour, 98, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 30, 1912, in Roscoe, Mo., to Edward Levi Luther and Zella Virgie Simmons Luther. She married Homer Chester Barbour on Oct. 17, 1934, in Clinton, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1999...
Vera Jewell Barbour (02/24/11)
Vera Jewell Barbour, 98, Nevada, died on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Velma L. Stewart (02/23/11)
Velma L. Stewart, 97, died Feb. 18, 2011, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Girard. She was born Oct. 31, 1913, in Concreta, Kan., to Mose Chester and Sylvia Alice (Leslie) Gillaspie. She grew up and attended rural schools in Bronson, Kan. She married Leo Forest Stewart on March 18, 1933, in Iola, Kan. ...
Wayne E. Morris (02/22/11)
Wayne E. Morris, 88, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home in Nevada. He was born on April 1, 1922, in Vernon County, Mo., to John D. Morris and Monta E. (Howe) Morris. Wayne entered the Air Force in 1943 and was a second lieutenant. ...
Phyllis Diane Offret (02/19/11)
Phyllis Diane Offret, 72, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at her home in Nevada. She was born on Feb. 5, 1939, in Mason City, Iowa, to Vincenzo James DiMarco and Kunchetta Cecelia Abbate DiMarco. Phyllis exemplified the role of wife, mother, friend, sister, aunt and grandma. ...
Bobbie Lee Tennison (02/19/11)
Bobbie Lee Tennison, 66, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. He was born Jan. 3, 1945, in Boone County, Ark., the son of Robert Grant Tennison and Stella Mary Slape Tennison. He grew up in Kansas City, Mo. ...
Charles (Chuck) and Betty Wetter (02/18/11)
A celebration of life memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., at the Myrtle Tree Assembly of God in Rich Hill, Mo. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Myrtle Tree Assembly of God Church. Services are under the direction of the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Dean R. Strickland (02/18/11)
Dean R. Strickland, 66, of Caney, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Mercy Hospital. Dean was born June 17, 1944 in Wichita, Kan., the son of Allen R. and Charleen (Allen) Strickland. He attended and graduated from the Coffeyville School System. On Aug. ...
Thelma Gail Spencer Wade (02/17/11)
Thelma Spencer Wade died Tuesday evening, Feb. 15, 2011, at home in Thomasville, Ga., of natural causes, at the age of 95. Mrs. Wade was born in Clinton, Ill., on Jan. 31, 1916. She and her husband, Vernon Wade, were long-time residents of Nevada, Mo., where they reared their family. ...
Rose Marie Chastain (02/17/11)
Rose Marie Chastain, 60, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Montevallo, Mo., to Daniel Curtis Pennington and Mary Blackmon Pennington. She was married Nov. 28, 1968, in Mount Vernon, Mo., to Lloyd Pat Chastain and he survives of the home...
Harold Samuel Tucker (02/16/11)
Harold Samuel Tucker, 67, the son of Harold F. and Harriet (Curran) Tucker was born July 19, 1943, in Independence, Mo., and passed from this life at 5:01 a.m., Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Sam attended Kansas City public schools and in 1961 entered the United States Navy. ...
Celia Ophelia (Waugh) Bush (02/15/11)
Celia Ophelia (Waugh) Bush, 94, of Walker, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the Christian Health Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born Nov. 12, 1916, in Cedar County, Mo., to Isaac and Mabel (Neely) Waugh. She was a graduate of El Dorado Springs High School. ...
Charles Eugene Johnson (02/15/11)
Charles Eugene Johnson, 66, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Sarcoxie, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Earl L. ...
John W. "Johnny" Womack Jr. (02/12/11)
John W. "Johnny" Womack Jr., 58, of Iola, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in the emergency room at the Allen County Hospital in Iola. He was born April 21, 1952, in San Diego, Calif., the son of John Walter Womack Sr. and Elizabeth Ann "Betty Ann" (Sanden) Womack...
Harry Waldmer (02/12/11)
Harry Waldmer, 85, of Aurora, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kan. Internment will be in the Curry Cemetery, Mound City, Kan...
Robert J. "Bob" Guerrant (02/12/11)
Robert J. "Bob" Guerrant, 85, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Callaway Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1925, the son of J. Wesley and Sophia (Jatho) Guerrant. He was united in marriage on Dec. 6, 1951, to Margie Stratton. She survives at the home...
Helen Marie James (02/12/11)
Helen Marie James, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully at 85, Feb. 9, 2011. She was born on Oct. 16, 1925, in Richards, Mo., to Ray and Nellie Kellogg, who preceded her in death. Helen loved animals and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, bird watching and spending time outdoors...
Glenn Dalton O'Dell (02/11/11)
Glenn O'Dell was born near Mena, Ark., to Lorn P. O'Dell and Pinkie P. Lindsey O'Dell. He entered into rest at 11:45 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo., following a long illness. Glenn shared 90 years, 5 months, and 21 days with us...
Henry Antonia "Tony" Weber (02/11/11)
Henry Antonia "Tony" Weber, 91, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday evening, Feb. 9, 2011, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada, following a brief illness. Tony was born on June 4, 1919, to Ferdinand Weber and Rosa Mary Williams Weber, northwest of Moundville, Mo. He married Della Ruth Hinds on Feb. 7, 1942, in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2006...
Sam Tucker (02/09/11)
Sam Tucker, 67, of Schell City, Mo., died on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at North Kansas City Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City. Friends may call at 1 p.m., Friday, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City...
Ruth L. Cooley (02/09/11)
Ruth L. Cooley, 94, of Joplin, Mo., died on Feb. 8, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo., following an illness. She was born on Dec. 5, 1916, in Joplin, Mo., the daughter of the late C. O. Ferguson and Ethel Brown Ferguson. She will be taken for cremation with graveside services at a later date...
Kathryn Mae Fast (02/08/11)
Kathryn Mae Fast, 91, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at her home in Nevada. She was born Aug. 4, 1919, in Frankfurt, Ind., to W.S. John Ramsey and Bertha May Hastings. She married Paul Fast in 1946, in Wichita, Kan., and he preceded her in death in 1996. They had been married for more than 50 years...
Kenneth Charles Stangeland (02/08/11)
Kenneth Charles Stangeland, 84, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Freeman West Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. He was born June 2, 1926, to Clarence Stangeland and Hannah Ronning Stangeland in Dell Rapids, S.D. He married Betty Jean Kriens on Dec. 3, 1952, in Sioux Falls, S.D., and she preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 1997...
William E. "Bill" Baldwin (02/05/11)
William E. "Bill" Baldwin, 57, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, Kan. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, at the Independence Cemetery, Hume, Mo. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan...
Kathryn May Fast (02/05/11)
Kathryn M. Fast, 91, Nevada, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at her home in Nevada. Funeral arrangements and family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Kenneth Charles Stangeland (02/05/11)
Kenneth Charles Stangeland, 84, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Freeman West Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. He was born June 2, 1926, in Dell Rapids, S.D. He married Betty Jean Kriens on Dec. 3, 1952, in Sioux Falls, S.D., and she preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 1997...
Dorotha Ethel Brown (02/04/11)
Dorotha Ethel Brown, 93, of rural Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 6, 1917, in Texas County, Okla., to Ernest and Vena Sperry. When she was a year old, her parents moved to a farm in Beaver County, also in the Oklahoma Panhandle, where her five siblings Mary, Helen, George, Calvin and Betty were born...
Rosalee Kate Winter (02/03/11)
Rosalee Kate Winter, 89, of McPherson, Kan., died on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Cedars house in McPherson. Internment of cremated remains will be at a later date in McPherson Cemetery, McPherson. Arrangements are under the direction of Glidden Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson...
William Michael Stubbs (02/03/11)
William Michael Stubbs, 51, of Newport, Wash., passed away on Jan. 28, 2011. Bill spent many summers in Nevada with his grandparents. He attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of the Eagles No. 3443, for five years, in Newport. He was employed by Albeni Falls True Value in Oldtown, Idaho...
James Glenn Ferguson (02/03/11)
James Glenn Ferguson, 91, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Lonoke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lonoke, Ark. He was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Fort Scott, Kan., to James and Ethel (Briggs) Ferguson. He married Ruth Eileen Brooks, of Hume, Mo., on May 26, 1942, in Nevada, Mo...
Anna Eileen Garrett (02/03/11)
Anna Eileen Garrett, 92, of Raytown, Mo., died on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at the Hidden Lake Care Center in Raytown, following an illness of several months. She was born on Oct. 16, 1918, in Horton, Mo., to Charles and Anna Mae Stoltz Hauser. Eileen was raised in Horton, Mo., and graduated from Nevada High School in 1937. ...
Dorothy Hamilton (02/01/11)
Dorothy Hamilton, 75, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 14, 1936, in Claflin, Kan., to Anthony Straub and Mary Kimpler Straub. She married Harry Hamilton on Sept. 20, 1954, in Decatur, Ind., and he survives of the home...
Betty Jean McCoun (02/01/11)
Betty Jean McCoun, 70, Sheldon, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Butler, Mo., to Louis Schepeler and Elise Zumbrunner Schepeler. She was married July 20, 1958, in Prairie City, Mo., to John H. McCoun and he survives of the home...